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Transportation Gaps Analysis:

Persons with Disabilities

Adams County, Colorado

Conducted by students of the University of Colorado Denver Masters in Urban Planning Program for the Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council

Planning Methods ●URPL 5010-001●Fall 2013

Waverly Klaw●Mario Kuebler● Laia Mitchell


Demographic analysis

Average: 19.2%

Highest: 38.8%

Demographic Analysis

Percentage of Persons with Disabilities in Adams County, 2000


Demographic analysis1

  • Population increasing in Colorado

  • Adams County, faster than state average

  • Number of persons with disabilities increasing

Demographic Analysis


Mobility audit field survey

RTD Route 31

Federal Boulevard

62nd to 88th Ave. (3 miles)

Mobility Audit Field Survey

Findings:


Lack of sidewalks
Lack of Sidewalks







Stakeholder interviews
Stakeholder Interviews

Coded Stakeholder Responses by Type and Tone

  • October 15, 2:30 to 4:30

  • Adams County Health and Human Services building

  • 9 stakeholders present

Key:

Strongly Positive Tone

Neutral Tone

Slightly Negative Tone

Strongly Negative Tone


Gaps analysis

Major Gaps identified:

  • No evening and weekend demand-response service such as A-LIFT and VIA

  • Geographic service area limitations (there is no service in East Adams County)

  • Required call-ahead scheduling is challenging for users

  • Eligibility documentation process is confusing and difficult to access

  • RTD fixed-routes are not always accessible or useful

Gaps Analysis


Recommendations

Demand-Response

Improve Maps across Provider Websites

Coordinate and Extend Demand-Response Service Area

Improve Service Time to Include Evening and Weekend Availability

Encourage Uniform Policies

Promote use of Fuel-efficient, Right-sized Vehicles

Encourage RTD-Community Partnerships for Efficiency

Expand or Focus RTD Call-and-Ride

Expand DRMAC documents to explain RTD Eligibility Process

Recommendations


Recommendations1

Fixed-Route

Expand Number of Fixed-Routes

Increase Access to County Services

Address Physical Barriers to Access

Improve Urban Design for Mobility Needs

Advocate for Fixed-Routes to New Rail Lines

Recommendations


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